1141 Tasting Notes
I think this is the same as Adagio’s blood orange tea, which I remember not enjoying. I feel similarly this time around. The orange is pretty sour, and there aren’t really any good parts to lighten it up. With lots of sugar and keeping the steep time short, the flavor is decent. It’s tart and a little orangey, but there are much better orange teas out there.
I taste a bit of lemon, and there’s a pretty low percentage of black tea in here, so it tastes a lot like an herbal. It tastes pretty fresh and complex, though it’s hard to tell what ingredients make it up. The branding is pretty cute – I think Martin would enjoy some of these tea bags for his collection!
Pleasant, mild honey flavor. Very nice light black tea, combined with various herbal ingredients. It didn’t need milk. It was mostly gentle, herbal-tasting, and pretty good. I appreciate the complex layers of flavor. It was a random tea box find, and now I’m curious to try more flavors from this company!
Last matcha sample, and actually, my favorite. The gingerbread direction is super clear in the flavoring. Ginger is the strongest flavor, but you also get something like molasses so that it all comes together perfectly. I can also taste the matcha a little, but it all works together. I’d love a somehow decaf version of this!
This is pretty artificial. It has a typical candy peach flavor that’s quite strong, largely overpowering the matcha itself. It was a bit too fake for me, compared to the other fruity matcha flavors. Trying all these flavors has been so fun. Matcha is too caffeinated for me to purchase a tin, but I would love to get another sampler to try sometime!
I taste only a strong blueberry flavor. I don’t notice the matcha flavor very much, really just the blueberry. I found the berries and cream matcha to be tastier and more complex, so this ended up being a worse version of that one. If I had tried this one first, I probably would have said that it’s great, but sadly it doesn’t quite compare.
The flavor of the matcha itself is really pleasant. The berry was a tiny bit chalky and fake, but overall tasty. Good balance of berry and matcha flavors with a little bit of cream. I don’t buy matcha, but if I did, this one would be a possibility. It was my second favorite of all the matchas I tried.